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Saul Steinberg Foundation Gives 64 Works to Parrish Art Museum

The Saul Steinberg Foundation has given 64 of the artist’s drawings to the Parrish Art Museum. “Saul Steinberg is someone who is a major figure not only for the East End of Long Island but is also a national treasure,” says Terrie Sultan, director of the Parrish. “One of the things we really hope to do at the […]... | Read More

Suspect in Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Heist Released from Prison

David Turner, one of the suspects in the famed art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, has been released from prison, Art News reports. “They think that I was the person who committed the robbery, which is false,” Turner once said  of the heist. “They thought that if I was facing serious charges, I would be […]... | Read More

Nan Goldin Stages Die-In at V&A

Nan Goldin staged another “die-in” with the Pain Group this week in London, protesting the V&A’s Sackler Courtyard. “Tristram Hunt needs to be re-educated about the fact this is not history,” Goldin says. “These deaths are happening now. And when it comes to the money donated, the V&A did not need this fancy, chic courtyard. It should […]... | Read More

Youth Center’s Keith Haring Mural Sells for $3.86 Million

The Keith Haring carved from the walls of a New York Youth Center has sold at Bonhams for $3.86 million. “The mural was not intended for someone that could pay nearly $4m for it,” says Gil Vazquez, the acting director and president of the Keith Haring Foundation. “It was meant for the kids that lived there once upon a time […]... | Read More

Donna De Salvo Joins Dia Foundation as Senior Adjunct Curator of Special Projects

Formerly deputy director at the Whitney, Donna De Salvo has joined the Dia Art Foundation as senior adjunct curator of special projects. “For me, it’s a continuation of the work I’ve been committed to my whole career,” she says. Read more Art News  ... | Read More

London Police Investigating Attempted Theft of Rembrandt Works

A break-in at the Dulwich Picture Gallery has Scotland Yard looking into the the attempted theft of two Rembrandt paintings.  “The intruders were detected by the gallery’s robust security systems and, thanks to the immediate intervention of security staff and the swift response of the Metropolitan Police, the paintings were secured at the scene,” a statement says. Read […]... | Read More

Theaster Gates’s New “Black Monastic” Project Aims to Explore Impact of Black Sound and Music

The Chicago Tribune spotlights artist Theaster Gates‘s Black Monastic project, and the artist’s aims at exploring the history of black sound and how it is present in today’s contemporary music. “There’s been those types of songs you hold on to no matter what. And you’re like, this is so good, and I don’t know what to do […]... | Read More

Monnaie de Paris Cancels Contemporary Arts Program

The Monnaie de Paris has nixed its contemporary art program after only five years, Art Newspaper reports. “Through its programming of exhibitions, events and meetings, it will be a natural space of sharing, creation and innovation,” says Marc Schwartz, the director general of the Monnaie. Read more Art Newspaper  ... | Read More

NEW YORK – “CONVERSATION PIECE: DESIGN IS DEAD” AT 109 THOMPSON THROUGH NOVEMBER 16TH, 2019

Charlap Hyman & Herrero, Shell Lamp I, Moulded plastic, and Astrologia Zodiac Black Natural Abaca Round Rug, Hemp, 2018; Chiarastella Cattana, Dune, Jacquard woven textile, 2019; Yali, Vignole Table, Glass top, iron base, 2019. © Annie Schlecter. Currently on view for the week at 109 Thompson Street is the pop-up exhibition ‘Conversation Piece: Design is […]... | Read More

LACMA Fundraising for New Building Expansion has Stalled, LA Times Reports

The LA Times has an exposé on the stalled funding for LACMA’s new expansion, noting ballooning costs and a drop off in donation pledges following an impressive start to its fundraising campaign. “I can’t say it strongly enough: It’s not a question of whether there’s money in L.A for such a project: There is,” says director […]... | Read More
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